TN 12 (10-89)

HI 00620.171 Private Right of Action

The Medicare law provides that where an individual is awarded WC benefits but the WC carrier does not pay primary benefits, the Medicare beneficiary has a right to take legal action against the WC carrier and can collect double the amount that would have been payable had primary benefits been paid. If such litigation is successful the Medicare program can recover the amount paid by Medicare.


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HI 00620.171 - Private Right of Action - 04/17/1990
Batch run: 01/27/2009
Rev:04/17/1990